It's commonplace to do all right or be somewhere in the middle.
Being bottom or near the bottom has merit.
It means we are not interested in the run-of-the-mill way in which we are being taught....Our mind is elsewhere.
Many people who bottomed out at school have gone on to be rich and successful, not due to their pass marks, but because of their IMAGINATION.
So in order to succeed in our FAILURE, we have to think of our failed situation as a good place to start from.
Good marks will not secure you an interesting life.
Our imagination will!
My cat, Wilson has never read the "cat manual". He brought home these toys from the pre-school up the road. One toy each night. He was rather disappointed when I returned them!